Moving time  one hour 41 minutes

Time  6 hours 18 minutes

Coordinates 918

Uploaded December 7, 2019

Recorded December 2019

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near Acre, Northern District (Israel)

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A World Heritage Site since 2002, Acre is one of the oldest cities, not only in the Holy Land but in the world, which have never ceased to be inhabited since 4000 BC. An evolution that has left a mark of invaluable archaeological value in the city.

Seductive city of stone, loaded with minarets, secret passages, narrow alleys and surrounded by impressive walls. It is bathed by the waters of the Mediterranean, with a natural harbor formed by the coastline of the Haifa Bay, which made it become a prosperous commercial city from an early age that served as a nexus link to the Mediterranean.

Around here passed characters like Marco Polo, Alejandro Magno, Ricardo Corazon de León or Napoleón.

Upon arriving in Acre we will find a city that has managed to grow while maintaining its historical-cultural heritage. Today its narrow streets, its markets, the marina and the promenade blend in in perfect harmony with the old buildings belonging to different eras, cultures and creedies.

Acre's biblical references date back to the Hebrew Bible where Acre is mentioned as a province of Solomon's kingdom known as Akko, book of Judges 1:31. It is also mentioned in the Christian New Testament as the place where Luke the Evangelist and St. Paul met after their third mission.

But it is also a sacred place for Muslims because it is in this city that the tomb of the Prophet Salih is found.

POINTS OF INTEREST

- TEL AKKO FIELD where this ancient city originated where we can see remains of more than 3000 years old.
- DEFENSIVE WALLS that remind us of the strategic importance it had throughout the centuries
- PASHA 1800-1814 that restored the walls for the last time, creating a dry moat, three large watchtowers, stalls for the canyons and a lighthouse.
- MEZQUITA AL JAZZAR built in 1781 by Sulayman Pasha al-Adil where a tuft of Muhammad's beard is preserved in a small sanctuary that is shown only on special occasions.
- CIREADELA DE ACRE is from the Ottoman era, transformed by the Knights Hospitallers and finally converted into a prison and a gallows during the British mandate in the 20th century.
- TURKISH BATH HAMAM AL-BASHA built during the domain of Jazzar Pasha, is a beautiful Turkish bath consisting of several hot rooms and an exagonal steam room with a fountain in the center covered by a beautiful perforated dome.
- HOSPITAL REFECTORY, a network of tunnels and rooms lead us to the Refectory consisting of six semi-united rooms, a large room (recently discovered), a dungeon, a refectory (dining room) and the remains of a Gothic church.
- SAN JORGE CHURCH
- ADVANCING HOUSES TO THE PLAZA GENOVESE
- MARKETS AND NEIGHBORHOODS OF PISA AND AMALFI
- BAHAJ MANSION
- BAHA U LLAH SANCTUARY
- THE HOUSE OF ABBUD
- GARDEN DE RIDVAN.


AROUND THE AREA

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Door

PUERTA ENTRADA A LA CIUDAD

Archaeological site

CIUDADELA

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CAMINANDO POR LOS TUNELES

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REFECTORIO (COMEDOR)

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UN HOLL

Sacred architecture

MEZQUITA DE LA ACEITUNA

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CALLEJEANDO POR ACRE

Sacred architecture

MEZQUITA

Waypoint

ENTRADA A UNO DE LOS TUNELES DE LOS TEMPLARIOS

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CAMINANDO POR EL TUNEL

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CALLEJEANDO INTRAMUROS

Sacred architecture

IGLESIA ORTODOXA

Sacred architecture

MEXQUITA

panorama

PANORAMICAS DE HAFA DESDE LA COSTA

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MURALLAS DEFENSIVAS

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PANORAMICAS DE LA CIUDAD DESDE MURALLAS

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